Made from M35 military tarp material, the Ultimate Gym Bag from Chicago-based Defy Bags is a sup-basic cylindrical zip-top duffel that’s built for abuse. It features weatherproof YKK zippers, and 2” seatbelt webbing straps. Made in the USA.
Classic Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven builds their stuff to last. The 50-liter Duffel No. 6 is a little brute. Built of their weatherproof & waxable G-1000 canvas fabric, it features durable metal zippers, leather handles, & backpack straps that stow-away when not in use. Also available in 70 & 110-liter sizes.
There are nine unique bags to choose from in this new Limited Release collection from Filson. They all feature the brand’s heavy-duty, weather-resistant canvas construction in dual colorways with leather handles, trims, and reinforcements in high wear areas. Choose from duffels, totes, a backpack, and the Original Briefcase.
Braasi Industries is a Prague-based brand focused on urban cycling gear. The Webbing Pack is a roomy, roll-top pack made of burly 1100D Cordura and features a net of webbing straps for attaching bulky cargo. Attach your lock, helmet, and with a carabiner or 3, pretty much anything else you may need for your ride.
Modern Industry’s first batch of the simple, sophisticated Bob Briefcase sold out immediately & it’s obvious why. Designed & built by hand in San Francisco, this handmade bag is made of Martexin Waxed Canvas and fits laptops up to 15″. The clamshell design makes it easier to organize & access all your stuff. It’s also got waterproof zippers, plenty of internal pockets, and a removable shoulder strap. Good thing they made more.
Inspired by origami, this compact, triangular organizer provides portable, flat storage with a variety of pockets for your toiletries & other stuff. It appears to be geared to women but organized luggage should be equal opportunity.
VOCIER’s C38 carry-on won a 2015 IF Design award. Here’s why: it unzips & unfolds to an upright position, making it ideal for traveling with suits. The patented Zero-Crease system eliminates wrinkles. It is made of Italian leather, ultralight aluminum, & black canvas.
Heavy-duty construction and a depth of 34-inches makes the Land + Sea Duffle Pack a great choice if you’re an over-packer. The bag loads from the top & also offers front access to its cavernous interior with dual zippers plus leather trims, nylon webbing straps & a tough, reinforced bottom.
North St. Bags is based in Portland, Oregon, one of America’s friendliest cities for bike commuting. Their Route Nine Convertible is a versatile, top-loading 17.5 liter pack that does double duty, converting from a sturdy pannier to comfortable sling-style backpack & features a waterproof liner, internal pockets, and reflective trims for safety.